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The Kernel India Pale Ale Galaxy Mosaic

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Keg & Bottled

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8202) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2016
18/IX/16 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ Lourde’s and Zebe’s spring fest (I know) - BB: 11/IX/16, bottled: 11/V/16 (2016-1021) Thanks to Erwin for picking this one up for me!

Very cloudy orange beer, irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, sweet, some honey, fruity, some ripe banana, bit resinous. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: malty, bit sweet, quite some tropical fruits, resinous, bit medicinal, sweet caramel, malty, citrus. Aftertaste: grapefruit, hoppy, bitter, citrus, resinous, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle as Mosaic Galaxy at 6.9% ABV, bottled 11.05.16 BB 11.09.16, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, melon, apricot. Medium bitterness, bit cookie, citrussy. Great as always.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (11248) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Draft at Brew Pub Le Sec. Barcelona, RBESG 2016. Very hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, peach, lychee, mango, dank hops. Flavour is light to light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. [09-07-2016]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JackMandarin (226) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle from Bridgend Service Station, Freuchie. Pours with the usual attractive Kernel cloudiness. Peachy amber. Good firm head and great lacing. Aromas of ripe and pungent tropical fruits. Good Mosaic character upfront. Very ripe strawberry. Mango. Creamy Pina Colada. Starburst sweets. Dankness ahoy! I do love the Kernel’s IPA’s.... Taste has a lovely fruity sweetness to start. Quite oily on the palate. Drying, biscuity notes come through. Grapefruit pith. Nicely balance sweetness vs. bitterness here. Never getting too astringent. Medium to light, extremely complimentary carbonation. Great medium-weight mouthfeel. A Hero-mode IPA from a world-class brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Hazy yellow orange pour nice citrus and stom fruit nose. Tropical balanced nice smooTh pleasant. Drinks easily. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2016
RBESG 2016 in Barcelona. On tap at Le Sec. Golden to orange colour. Hoppy, fruity and pleasant aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
9th July 2016: on-tap in Brew Pub Le Sec, Barcelona with the RBESG guys. Hazy golden orange pour, not much of a head. Tropical fruits leaning towards the citric side rule both the nose and taste. Still struggling to see why so many people love this breweries beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Elderflowers, citrus fruit and mango meld for an intensely fruity profile in an otherwise sadly muddled IPA (lots of floating yeast).

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the murky beige. This is beyond cloudy; there is no semblance of a nice colour in here at all.
-The fruitiness almost evokes rubber at times. Or is it durian?
-Bitter resins appear in the back as well.
-The soft prickling of carbonation makes for a streamlined body.
-This is not my favorite Kernel IPA by far, but it remains a nice hop fix when you are in the mood.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4223) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle. Golden pour. Nice aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, subtle malt and pineapple. Fresh taste of grassy hop, tropical fruit, pineapple, subtle pine herb and a bitter finish. Another great kernel ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottl in the Small Bar, Bristol. Hazy amber with a frothy off white head. Big pineapple aroma. The taste is lots of tropical fruit. Pineapple especially. Underlying caramel. Very tasty.

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